… furnaces play a pivotal role in a majority of the homes in Cedarburg, particularly in the winter season. But how do you know if it is time to replace the furnace that has been serving you faithfully for so many years?
Below are some of the signs that indicate that you should consider replacing your furnace:
The Age of Your Furnace
The age of your furnace is, perhaps, one of the most basic considerations that need to be made when it comes to making the decision of replacing your furnace. On average, a furnace lasts 18 years. So, if the furnace is nearing such a landmark, it is essential that you consider getting it replaced. Believe me, there is nothing worse than having to get your furnace replaced, in a hurry, in the middle of the winters. Not only do such circumstances force you to pay extra, but it also means that you will need to get it done in a hurry which is never recommended when making any kind of investment. Remember: the older a furnace is, the less energy efficient it will be so getting your furnace replaced as part of home improvement will save you money, in the long term, as well.
A furnace is supposed to do a lot of things but making strange noises is not one of them. If you hear your furnace popping, squealing or banging—or making other strange noises—then it just means that it is nearing the end of its life. Take such noises seriously and start planning for your furnace to be replaced with time to spare!
If the temperatures of the different rooms in your house are uneven—meaning some rooms are colder than the others—then it could point towards a faulty heating system in your furnace. The problem, under such situations, is that the heating system of your furnace is unable to distribute heat evenly throughout the house, creating “cold zones” in the process. Consider planning for a furnace replacement as soon as you experience something g like this happening.
The Increasing Billing Expenses
As had been mentioned previously, furnaces lose their efficiency with age, especially when time is not spent on their maintenance. What this means is that your gas furnace will require more gas in order to perform the required function, causing your gas bill to increase. The same goes for electric furnaces, for they too consume more electricity as their efficiency reduces with time and age. Rather than paying additional money, in terms of expenses for the excess consumption of gas or electricity, wouldn’t it be better if a planned investment is made into getting a new home furnace instead?
Increasing Health Issues
If you or your family members have got frequent headaches, burning eyes and nausea to contend with then call a furnace maintenance company—like TemperaturePro—in addition to a doctor. It might sound strange but furnaces have a tendency to develop cracks and holes in heat exchangers. This causes the furnace to emit carbon monoxide in your home, which is, often, the cause of several health hazards. The purpose of calling the furnace experts, in this case, is to verify if this is actually the case. If it is, then get your furnace replaced, promptly, because nothing is more important than the health of your family.
A Carbon Monoxide Problem
As discussed earlier, it is imperative for furnaces to be replaced if they are a cause of carbon monoxide emission into your house, owing to the various health hazards of carbon monoxide. Apart from the deteriorating health of your family—which you should not wait for under ideal circumstances—there can be other signs of detecting whether or not your furnace is guilty of this. If the flame of your furnace is flickering or yellow in color then it signals, simply, that there is a case of poisonous carbon monoxide being produced by your furnace and that it needs to be taken care of immediately.
Other signs of carbon monoxide problem might include: excess moisture on surfaces, exaggerated corrosion, soot around the furnace and the leaking of water from the vent, chimney or fuel pipe. Remember: the importance of getting your furnace replaced under such circumstances cannot be stressed upon enough. Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that is responsible for several health hazards including: headaches, fatigue, nausea, dizzy spells, confusion, and irritability. And to think that these are only the beginning!
The State of Your House and Belongings
The state of your house and belongings can also give your important cues in regard to whether or not it is time to get your furnace replaced. If the air of your feels as dry as a desert, then it is a sign that your heating system is not performing an adequate job of supplying your house with clean and moist air. Such dry and dusty conditions may prove to be a nuisance for your family, especially if someone has had a history of asthma, sinus or allergy to dust. Unless you wish for your family members to survive under such harsh circumstances, it is recommended that you get your furnace replaced.
Spending money, every now and then, on the repairs of your furnace is an expense that will, probably, not bear much utility to you in the future. Spending on a new furnace, however, is like investing into an asset that is guaranteed to give you utility for years to come. It is important, however, to put your trust into the best available furnaces in the market—such as Lennox Furnaces—considering the important role a furnace plays in your home. Invest once and do not settle for anything less than the best that you deserve!
About Temperature Milwaukee in Cedarburg:
TemperaturePro is your full-service in-home heating and cooling provider. Whether you need a new unit installed or your current unit repaired and maintained, our certified HVAC technicians can do it all. An HVAC system is an important investment that will impact your life for years to come. It’s important to protect that investment, and TemperaturePro does it better than anyone in the business. We provide quality HVAC services at a great cost!
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Cedarburg, Grafton, Germantown, Mequon, Menomonee Falls, West Bend, Glendale, Whitefish Bay, Shorewood, Milwaukee, Thiensville, Hubertus, Colgate, Kewaskum & Richfield.